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Walking hand-in-hand  late one afternoon on a beach in the North Shore area of Oahu, we enjoyed the sand between our toes while venturing toward ancient lava rocks, jagged in some places regardless of the lapping sea. Being the parents of two incredible children together, and also two children separately, we rarely get time alone. There we were, in paradise enjoying life, and celebrating our 14 year anniversary a few months early. I’m in New York City for Bridal Market every year on our anniversary and my sweet husband is with our younger children…at home, doing homework while I paw through gorgeous wedding dresses, attending parties, and generally having a lot of fun.

I couldn’t think of a better way to document this year together than by having professional photos taken by my friend and fine art photographer, Whitney Huynh of Tulle and Grace, while in Hawaii.

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Matthew Christopher Celebrates One Year in Manhattan Boutique

MC deskTen days ago I took a short journey to New York City to celebrate designer Matthew Christopher’s one year anniversary in the Fashion District of Manhattan. It was hot and everyone unlucky enough to be outside in the heat was desperate to be inside–anywhere that was cooler. Taxi cab drivers seemed to have gone berserk with horns honking more than usual, ambulances were dispatched for unknown emergencies, and all of us were caught in a deadlock. One ambulance followed my cab for about a mile, sirens blaring the whole time. I felt pity for the poor soul in the vehicle, who was likely awaiting the safety of a hospital, but stuck in the throes of rush-hour traffic.

I arrived a bit later than I had planned, and was hot. Oh, so hot. Matthew’s party had started without me, and even Matthew himself was running fashionably late due to the same … [read more]

Organic Spring Inspiration in Nashville, TN

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This real film styled photo shoot is reminiscent of a fair summer’s day from times long ago. The images create an almost fantasy-like world, where one may find wood nymphs and fairies dancing about in the lush woodlands, birds chirping and fragrant flowers abloom, attracting colorful butterflies. At least that’s the imagine that is conjured within my mind. Now imagine your wedding day looking something like this. Yes, it’s truly what dreams are made of.

Whitney Huynh, owner of Tulle & Grace (photography) told us that when she arrived to Nashville, Tennessee she felt overwhelmingly fortunate to spend her day with Ginny Au, stylist extraordinaire and her team, as well as Belle Lumiere to create this gorgeous organic bridal inspiration shoot. We have to agree! It’s amazing!

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Workshop: Belle Lumière (@bellelumieremagazine) //Photographer: Tulle & Grace//Location: Bloomsbury Farm (@bloomsburyfarm)//Lab: Film Box (@filmboxlab)//Styling: Ginny Au (@ginnyau)//Rentals: 12th table (@12thtable)//Hair [read more]

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New Orleans City Park Elopement

Jessica and Matt celebrated their love by eloping in New Orleans City Park. These beautiful moments were shared with just a few close friends and family. The simplicity of their wedding allowed for everyone to enjoy the gorgeous environment and focus on the couple’s love for one another. We love the photos of the couple under the massive oak trees and the bride’s beautiful short and classy lace wedding dress!

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Wedding in the Aspens

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Cassidy and Kyle met through their parents in Mexico during childhood vacation and were friends from day one. Throughout the years, Cassidy and Kyle spoke frequently and eventually texted frequently- always staying in touch with one another. High School came and went and once Cassidy hit college, the two were closer than they had ever been. Kyle spent his college years in Golden at the Colorado School of Mines, and Cassidy spent her years 20 miles down the road at CU Boulder.The two hung out numerous times in college, but as fate would have it, they were never both single at the same time.

Friends of Kyle and Cassidy were always telling them that there was undeniable chemistry between the two, but they kind of ignored it. Kyle graduated from school two years before Cassidy and moved home to Rifle, CO.Kyle became interested in cycling two years after graduating from … [read more]

A California Fall Wedding

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This beautiful California fall wedding at Wine & Roses Hotel makes us glad we live here in this fabulous state, where decadence is king, foliage is always green and the weather moderate all year long. California truly is the perfect wedding state!

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Photographer:  Julie Nicole Photography//Equipment Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals//Makeup Artist: Christy Reynolds Beauty//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: De La Rosa Bridal//Cake Designer: Divine Desserts By Aguirre//DJ: Elite Entertainment//Event Venue: Wine & Roses Hotel & Spa… [read more]

A Florence, Italy Wedding

Hammond_Bellamy_Tuscania_Events_0003ZoeeGuyD8K3947_lowZoe and Guy lived opposite one another and have been friends for 21 years and started to date when Zoe was 19 and Guy was 22.

Flash forward nine years. Guy proposed and she said yes! They married at the beautiful Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort in Florence, Italy, a five star hotel 10 minutes from the center of old town Florence, set into the hillside to give a secluded feel. They chose the hotel as it’s close to Florence but has a secluded feel with amazing views of the hills to the front of the hotel and Florence from the terrace in the back. Choosing that particular venue provided the couple plenty of room for their guests to mingle before and after the wedding, laze by the quiet pool or head out to explore the beautiful city and surrounding areas. They knew they wanted a location where they could [read more]

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Tuscan Wedding

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Courtesy Tuscania Events

Kerrie and Paul’s wedding day started off with sunshine and blue skies lasting just long enough to get them through their ceremony without getting wet. A short while later it rained, cooling off the day and creating a cozy atmosphere perfect for beautiful photo opportunities!

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Photographer:  Tuscania Events//Ceremony Location: Tuscania Events //Event Venue:Villa di Catignano… [read more]

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A South Wales Wedding

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As an Army medic, Luke had witnessed enough heartache to fill a lifetime. After being injured on an overseas deployment, Luke returned to Australia to see the rest of his life fall apart. During a painful recovery Luke met Jess through an online dating service. After just a few dates it was clear that she had reignited his soul. Luke started to become the man that his friends and family had remembered. A little over 3 years after meeting they married in the beautiful rainforest at Mount Keira, near Wollongong. Jessica arrived with her mother in a 1940’s dark silver Buick and her bridesmaids followed in white Buicks (which had miraculously survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor). Harry from Cool Classic Cars ensured the bridal party was well cared for and always went the extra mile to accommodate the bridal couple. Jessica’s mother walked her down the aisle to a [read more]

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Everlasting

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Kevin and Denise like to spend time with their two dogs, go on trips, oftentimes  to Disneyworld, spend time with family and friends, and dine at different restaurants. She plays kickball and Kevin plays softball.
Denise’s best friend and Maid of Honor always wants her approval on any man she is dating. She told Denise that they were going to meet her date down by the rocks before their brunch at Smith & Wollensky’s Restaurant on the beach. They went to “meet the date” and while there, Kevin wanted to take a few photos on the rocks since everyone was dressed up and still awaiting the “guy”. While they posed, Kevin bent down and proposed! He had Denise’s mother take pictures of them through the window at the restaurant, and had planned a surprise brunch with all of their closest family and friends.
Asked if Denise could pick one word … [read more]
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